An introduction to Bernard Blanchfield, chiropractor

Bernard Blanchfield has been a qualified chiropractor for over 20 years and practiced in England, country NSW and Queensland before opening his own practice in St Leonards, Sydney.  He decided to become a chiropractor after personally experiencing the benefits of chiropractic after a serious road accident in his teens.Bernard's professional qualifications and memberships include:


  • A Bachelor of Science majoring in Anatomy from The University of NSW

  • Post graduate studies in Chiropractic from The Sydney College of Chiropractic

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitions Registration Agency (APHRA)

  • Membership of the Australian Chiropractors Association (ACA)

  • Certification form the Academy of Family Practice and Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics (CACCP)

  • Level 2 Sports Trainer (Sports Medicine Australia)

  • Football Medicine Diploma (FIFA)

  • Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (TAFE)  


Bernard also teaches students who are studying for their Masters Degree in Chiropractic at Macquarie University and has done so since 2006.  He also supervises the students at a variety of sporting and community events.

Bernard regularly undertakes continuing professional education to upgrade and improve his knowledge and expertise and to ensure that he stays up to date with the latest developments in chiropractic research.


The highest standards are required for chiropractic practitioners

Chiropractors must study five years full time at tertiary level to achieve their qualifications. Chiropractors are government-regulated and government-registered healthcare professionals and must also pass rigorous board exams to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).